Twas the Night Before Chrismtas Mini Album

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I’ve created a fun and festive Christmas mini album with layers of patterned papers from Twas the Night Before Christmas from Graphic 45, beautiful ribbon trims, handcrafted dimensional flowers, glittery foliage and snowflakes. Pull out tags are a convenient place to add journaling.

IMG_4359IMG_4360IMG_4361IMG_4362IMG_4363This book is available as a kit….click Twas the Night Before Christmas Mini Album Kit…..for details.

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box for Graphic 45

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Good morning Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in this morning to share a special project I created for Paper Crafter’s Library with my Graphic 45 supplies and the fabulous new Mixed Media Box.

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box 1I added some chipboard to the front to create a bird house.

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box 4Lot’s of trimmings flowers and ribbons.

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box 2I inked and painted and stamped the box to add the color and pattern. I used the patterned tape to cover the sides of the box…easy peasy.

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box 3Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box 5Inside I added a chipboard birdcage with a chippy heart and the best sentiment in the whole world”HOME”

I encourage you to hop over and check out the fabulous projects and artist features on the Paper Crafter’s Library….very inspiring!

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Staples~Mixed Media 5×5  Box Black
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Antique Metal Door Pull
Graphic 45 Staples~Washi Tape Set
Graphic 45 Staples~Cling Stamps
Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~Well Bred
Dusty Attic Chipboard Bird Cage
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~Black Soot
Tim Holtz Type Charms
Dimensional Flowers
Ribbon

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Pocket Style Scrapbooking with Raining Cats and Dogs from Graphic 45

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Good morning Paper Peeps. I’m sharing a project I created especially for Graphic 45. They asked us to create a pocket style scrapbook project….which is very new to me…but I had lots of fun making it and will be trying it again soon! This project was made a little while ago and since then we have lost our dear sweet Kitty Lola to illness….so it’s a bittersweet post for me today…we miss her very much.

Project Life Inspired Layout 1Project Life Inspired Layout 2Project Life Inspired Layout 3

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Cats Meow
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Playful Pals
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs  Mischievous Menagerie
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 8×8 pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 6×6 Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs  Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Banners
Graphic 45 Raining CAts and Dogs 4×6 & 3×4 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Black Cardstock
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Felt Doilies
Tiny Letter Stickers

Glittered Photo Corners

Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags

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Well hello there Peeps! I’m dropping in bright and early to share a new set of tags I’ve whipped up. I mean…is there anything better than a tag? They can be a label…..or used on a banner…or a card….or a scrapbook…or an ornament… maybe it’s just crazy enough to think of using them for tags???

IMG_4358These tags have a decidedly Traditional Old World feel…..and warm rich colors. Can you just image a set of these used to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree???

1alinenheader-backgroundfairyThis set has 9 beautiful oval shaped tags that each measure a generous 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

OldWorldTraditionalSantaOvalFramesTo view the details for these tags…hop on over to the Etsy Shop. They are available for instant download…so you can get your craft on right away!

Okay…that’s all for me…off to see what I can create with the tags…I’m thinkin banner??? Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

ATC Wreath with An Eerie Tale for Graphic 45

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Good Morning Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share more Halloweeny decor. I created this wreath using the fabulous black ATC Trading cards from Graphic 45.Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 2Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 3Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 4Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 5

Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~ Enchantment
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Wicked Whimsey
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~You Bewitch Me
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Fanciful Fable
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45~An Eerie Tale Stickers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tick-Tock
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~ Beware
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Staples~Artist Trading Tags
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Polka Dots
Petaloo Flowers
Rhinestone Ribbon
Felt Doilies
Striped Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers
Black and White Twine
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

I hope this inspires you to use tags in your seasonal decor. I had so much fun creating this wreath. Can’t wait to create some for the other holidays. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Challenge #18 with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge blog

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Happy Monday Paper Peeps. It’s time again for a fun challenge at CHACB.

Challenge #18 Layer It!

One good way to use your hoard is to use lots of it all at once! So, let’s see those layers! We need to see at least THREE layers on your project! (Ink, paint, embossing, and mixed media products do count as layers!) Drag out all of that hoarded paper or those embossing folders that are in the back of the drawer. Use those stamps, dies, and punches! Show us the layers!

I created a spooktacular Halloween goody to add to my seasonal decor.

IMG_4309Isn’t it just goulish???? But not tooooo scary.  Pretty proud of myself for creating the hat for the skull. I layered it on a paper mache box covered in layers of Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Papers and give it a bit of ruffle with gathered crepe and Burlap Ribbon.

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 I made some orange flowers with my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fluer stamp and some Steampunk Spells Papers from Graphic 45. The clocks came from them too! I layered my handcrafted flowers with beautiful blooms from Petaloo . I tucked in some stripy ribbon and Black Webbing for fullness.

IMG_4331I wanted to tone down the creepiness of the skull a little…so I covered a good portion of his big black eyes with a masquerade mask. See that nice strip of rhinestone ribbon? I think even the undead might like to get their bling on right????

IMG_4324To festoon his top hat….I created some paper feathers and added them to the flower arraignment. I also tucked in some large webs, a clock and a crow die cut. The silvery flower was created with the Add a Little Dazzle metal. I created it the same way as the orange flowers.

IMG_4337No skimping on layers here! I’ve already added this to my hutch….and it looks fabulous!

The wonderfully generous sponsors for this challenge are Add a Little Dazzle

10152544_10205170355446290_1973744167006954791_nAnd Lindy’s Stamp Gang.10424307_10205170358886376_2478249841119493243_nLindy’s is offering this amazing prize to one lucky winner:1237806_10205170358606369_1622776084894706236_nSo now it’s your turn tho whip up a Layered project and play along by linking up with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

I encourage you to stop by and check out the wonderful project create by the Design Team:

Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Karen, Pam, Amber, Christy, Debbie, Jan, Kathy, Wendy.

Okay that’s all for me…I’m off to create some more Halloweeny paper pretties! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

 

 

Graphic 45 Newsletter Project Mixed Media Box With Ornaments Tutorial

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Well hey there Paper Peeps! Did you get a  chance to check out the Newsletter from Graphic 45? The Teamies and I are sharing some fabulous projects using the new mixed media boxes from the Graphic 45 Staples.mixed media box 1I created a shadow box on the inside of the lid to create this tiny winter scene. Lot’s of extra room to add a bottle brush tree.

mixed media box 4You can tell from this angle how much extra space it adds. I dressed up the shadow box section with a bit of the Twelve Days of Christmas Papers, and some tinsel trim.

mixed media box 2On the outside of the box I added another tree and decorated it with several of the banner shapes, some trimmed doves, painted bells and flowers and pretty Gingham Ribbon.

mixed media box 3There was plenty of room here to add a pretty metal element, some of the G45 diecut flowers and a red rose.

Tucked away inside the box is a special surprise….I’ve created matching ornaments with The Twelve Days of Christmas papers.

IMG_4185I have a great Snapguide tutorial on how to create some of the ornaments for yourself:

 

 

Here’s a list of the paper pretties I used to create these projects:

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box~Black

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas 8 x 8 paper pad

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Flowers

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Banners

Graphic 45 Staples Door Pull

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Mulberry Rose and Leaves

Black Cardstock

Tim Holtz Walnut distress Ink

Tim Holtz Tinsel Trim

Tim Holtz Ornate Metal Plate

Painted Jingle Bells

Brush Trees

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G